NVGD: 1960 Les Paul Junior

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  1. bossaddict

    bossaddict Premium Member

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    This might be the first time I've ever done an incoming thread, but I went by True Vintage Guitar here in Birmingham yesterday to check this out and have a feeling it's going to stick around for a while. Big thanks to John for a great Junior. I'm walking out the door now to pick it up. I'll post more later.

    Photo courtesy of True Vintage Guitar/John Shults.
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    Greg's Guitars Senior Member

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    Juniors are Great guitars,good score...




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    Nice!

    You should put a Palm Thingamajig on it!
     
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    If only it was TV, we could trade. ;)
     
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    Most Excellent guitar... Would have raced you to the door if I wasn't in the UK (just kiddin, you saw it first)... Enjoy....
     
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    Wow, these are killer raw rock guitars. Congrats and we are waiting on tone report. :dude:
     
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    Thanks! I've spent some time with over the last day and half or so and I'm really loving it. I just now A/B'd it with my '57 Special and '64 Junior and it's noticeably hotter than both. The only thing I'm struggling with on it is the tone knob, which gets used a lot when I play a Junior. It seems like rolling it off also takes away a lot of the drive as opposed to just rolling off the high end. Usually, I can retain most of the gain when I do that on my others. Overall, though, it smokes. I recently replaced my "dirty" amp, so I might make a video sometime soon using it and post it to the thread.
     
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    I also took some pics of my own this afternoon, so here are a few...

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    Awesome! I really like the grain streak on the back of the headstock. It makes it look unique!
     
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    Thanks. Yeah, I like the character it gives it too, but I definitely took a long look at it when I first saw it.
     
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    You check it with a blacklight yet?
     
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    Yeah, no red flags.
     
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    Really nice cherry, not huge on when they just turn brown.
     
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    Love it! congratulations and enjoy! would love to hear the tone vid

    is the black light check to see if the neck streak is a crack or for something else?
     
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    Yes, the blacklight will indicate any repairs to the body and the finish.
     
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    thanks!
     
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    Here's a bit of a closer look...

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    That looks cool. Hey no mistaking that guitar!
     
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    Nice score, sits pretty with the others.
     
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    Awesome!
     
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